Robotic heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication for achalasia in a woman with morbid obesity

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Bedirli A. , Doğan İ. , Kozan R.

Journal of Robotic Surgery, cilt.6, sa.4, ss.371-374, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Vaka Takdimi
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11701-012-0357-0
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Robotic Surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.371-374


Abstract Achalasia is a relatively rare condition with a prevalence estimated at less than 0.001 %. Laparoscopic or robotic Heller myotomy is an effective surgical treatment for achalasia. We present the first published case of a morbidly obese achalasia patient treated with robotic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication. The operative time was 175 min, with an estimated blood loss of 110 ml. The patient had a normal bowel transit on postoperative day 2, and he was discharged on postoperative day 4 on a liquid diet. A follow-up at 2 months showed significant resolved symptoms of achalasia.